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Aquinas College Ranked Among Best In the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

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Aquinas College has been ranked as a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

Aquinas College has been ranked in the top 50 among the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” and among the “Best Value Regional Universities (Midwest)” according to 2018 rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.  

The calculation used takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges ranking that includes retention rate, class size, student-to-faculty ratio, acceptance rate and other metrics. Rankings of the colleges are published each fall and provide an opportunity to judge the relative quality of institutions based on widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Aquinas is a Catholic liberal arts college founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. With 1,900 students, 63 academic programs and 23 athletic programs, Aquinas College is an inclusive educational community that emphasizes career preparation, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning.

In addition to academic excellence, Aquinas College is strongly rooted in its Catholic identity and Dominican tradition, focusing on the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, service and community. Among its many national accolades, Aquinas has been recognized as a Top 50 Catholic College by College Choice Rankings (2015), and a Best Midwestern Regional University (#41) by (2016).  In 2016-17, 44 students were recognized with NAIA Academic All-American honors.

Recent years have seen the addition of a modern, LEED-certified library and media center; a LEED-certified residence apartment building; an outdoor, all-season athletic competition surface; an additional residence apartment building; a LEED certified athletic fieldhouse and the new 230-seat Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel.